Colleges for a 4.0 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 4.0 grade point average?

Is a 4.0 good?

A 4.0 is the highest possible unweighted GPA which indicates you've achieved straight A's throughout your high school career. This puts you in an excellent position to for application and possible acceptance at the most elite and selective colleges in the U.S including the Ivy League. Keep in mind that a perfect GPA isn't enough, you will need equally strong SAT and ACT scores to get into the reach colleges on this list.

What is a 4.0 GPA?

A 4.0 is equal to a 95% (or above) on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 4.0 is an A average.

4.0 GPA Colleges

Graduating with a high school GPA of 4.0 places you in the middle of the academic range at these popular colleges. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 194 target colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 4.0. Here are ten popular colleges which have historically accepted students in the 4.0 range. Scroll down further to explore, search and filter the full list of colleges.

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CollegeAverage GPA
University of Florida4.1
The University of Texas at Austin3.8
University of Michigan3.82
Florida State University3.88
Clemson University4.18
University of Miami4.2
University of Georgia3.86
Virginia Tech3.95
New York University3.6
The University of Alabama3.6

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List of 4.0 GPA Colleges

Displaying 194 target colleges where your 4.0 GPA is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 33 reach (harder) schools and 1,394 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

4.1 Average GPA

#12 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $15,283net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance34%
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The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.8 Average GPA (estimated)

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $14,356net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance51%
University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.82 Average GPA

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,716enrollment
  • $16,408net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance31%
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

3.88 Average GPA

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $16,450net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance44%
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Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

4.18 Average GPA

#20 Best Public Universities in America

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $18,757net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance37%
University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

12 reviews

4.2 Average GPA

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $42,204net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance23%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.86 Average GPA

#18 Best Public Universities in America

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,934net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance57%
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Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.95 Average GPA

#4 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,700net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance68%
New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.6 Average GPA

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $36,256net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance39%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

3.6 Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $19,993net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance79%
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University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.81 Average GPA

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $15,341net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance54%
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.6 Average GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $13,363net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance58%
Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

3.74 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 30,440enrollment
  • $22,613net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance85%
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Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.76 Average GPA (estimated)

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 61,170enrollment
  • $18,042net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance66%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.92 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $13,944net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance33%
Baylor University
B
Waco, TX
Baylor University

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

3.74 Average GPA (estimated)

#3 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $37,745net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance54%
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University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

4.11 Average GPA

#16 Best Public Universities in America

  • 41,200enrollment
  • $17,241net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1470SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance41%
University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.84 Average GPA

#23 Best Public Universities in America

  • 43,463enrollment
  • $15,910net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance61%